Daily care & preventative maintenance
Before establishing a daily care routine, incorporate some preventative maintenance. Place welcome mats at all entrances to keep dirt from being tracked across your new carpet by shoes. It's also not a bad idea to rearrange your furniture every so often to give your carpets a break and to reduce crushing or denting. Always be sure to take care when moving furniture or other heavy objects across your carpet!
Next, start incorporating daily care into your cleaning routine. For carpet, it's as easy as using a manufacturer-approved vacuum as often as needed, especially in high-traffic areas. Typically this means you should be vacuuming once or twice per week. When cleaning spills or stains, act quickly and only use manufacturer-approved cleaning products.
Dealing with spills & stains
No matter how careful you are, your carpet will likely fall victim to the occasional spill or stain. This is especially likely if you have kids or pets! Fortunately, many of today's carpet products are built to handle it! However, it's still important to act quickly when a mess occurs – stain-resistant does not mean stain-proof.
If you see a spill, use warm water and a gentle detergent on a clean cloth. Blot the stain – don’t rub – to remove the stain, then blot again with a separate cloth to dry. If you need to use a cleaning product, make sure it is approved by your carpet’s manufacturer. Never use bleach!
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